The Arctic is a fascinating place full of many different kinds of land and sea animals. These animals all have their own habitat and not all of it is frozen. The animals vary in size and characteristics and are well adapted to the harshness of the area.

The Arctic consists of eight nations. They are Canada, Denmark (Greenland),Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States. One reason that it is a very important area is because of how it affects the weather patterns in the northern hemisphere.

The arctic land is mainly tundra and it is frozen above the tree line. It is covered with hearty plants like moss and lichen, which the caribou and muskox feed on. The arctic animals that live here are hearty creatures because they must be able to withstand the low temperatures, precipitation and strong winds that are common in the Arctic. These animals live all over the Arctic and most do not go below the arctic circle or 66-1/2 degrees north latitude. Each of them are vital and significant to each other and also to the arctic people for survival.

The Arctic animals are the Arctic fox, the wolf, the Arctic hare, the Arctic tern, the Caribou, Collared Lemming, Doll sheep, Musk ox, Snowy owl and the wolverine. There is also a wide range of marine mammals and fish that live in the severe conditions of the Arctic ocean. Whales, dolphins (narwhal), walruses and seals all make their home in this North Polar region. This region is covered by ice most of the year. The great polar bear depends on these marine mammals and fish for his food.

The video below shows the animals in their daily dance of life in the Arctic. It is quite spectacular to see. It is not an easy life but it is all they know and they thrive where others dare not tread.

VIDEO: The Frozen Planet

Responses to "Amazing video footage of Arctic/Antarctic animals in action"

  1. This Arctic fox is simply a gift to our eyes and our heart...what a beauty. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. An absolutely brilliant video, the obly thing is that I wished it showed more complete footage - what was the owl trying to catch, firstly in the air, and secondly in the hole in the snow? Still fascinating to watch.

  3. I absolutely loved this video the production and images were wonderful. It had me dancing in my seat. Amazing job... Congratulations!

  4. Anonymous says:

    moves like jagger!Kew

  5. Phoenix says:

    Delightful gift to his young son - and to the rest of us! ;-)


  7. Anonymous says:

    This video shows just what they go through everyday of their life.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Great video and music.

  9. I liked the music, moroon5 is awesome. Better than those falling asleep music. Great video!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great video! And the music was also great.Thank you for sharing.It made me smile!!

  11. Morgana says:

    The polar bears and arctic foxes are so beautiful and adorable.

  12. awesome, wish they would have shown more wolves, but loved the sound track.

  13. Unknown says:

    That's awesome.
    I especially love the wolves.
    Great video. :)

  14. Unknown says:

    Life goes on no matter where or who

  15. Awesome & love the music too :)

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